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Archive for November 13, 2003

Nevada's own: Nellis-based Thunderbirds perform here this weekend
A dry lake bed in an uninhabited stretch of Nevada desert northwest of Las Vegas would normally only be disturbed by the skittering of reptiles and the wind blowing through the sagebrush and yucca.
11:34 a.m.
Stomach illnesses increase locally
The Las Vegas metropolitan area is seeing a sudden increase in people complaining of stomach illnesses, the Clark County Health District said.
11:30 a.m.
Ethics panel queries Mack
Las Vegas City Councilman Michael Mack this morning appeared before state ethics commissioners who are trying to determine whether Mack broke ethics rules in connection with business ties to Mayor Oscar Goodman's son.
11:29 a.m.
High court told Mosley fine wrong
CARSON CITY -- An attorney for District Judge Donald Mosley said Wednesday the state Judicial Discipline Commission did not give due process rights to the judge when it found he had violated the judicial code ...
11:29 a.m.
LVCVA renews ad contract with R&R Partners
R&R Partners, which has held the lucrative Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority advertising contract for the past 22 1/2 years, has won a five-year contract extension and a new option for five more years ...
11:27 a.m.
Maxfield replaces Kincaid-Chauncey as chairman of County Commission
Clark County Commissioner Chip Maxfield can add another title to his name: chairman of the board, a post he gained because of federal charges against his predecessor.
11:26 a.m.
Williams' City Hall colleague placed on leave
Another employee in the city of Las Vegas Neighborhood Services Department has been placed on leave, becoming the third person in that office ordered away from work this week.
11:26 a.m.
Spat leads to arrest of alleged drug dealers
A pair of alleged drug dealers made the mistake of pulling into the parking lot of a Henderson junior high school to argue last week and that led to their arrests as well as the ...
11:26 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Wynn accelerates plans for hotel lobby
So, if you are a casino developer looking for a unique tourist attraction with an aura of fabulousness, money and class, why not drop a Ferrari dealership in the lobby of your new hotel?
11:22 a.m.
State again denies DOE use of water for Yucca
CARSON CITY -- For a second time, state Engineer Hugh Ricci has denied the application to use water to build and operate Yucca Mountain, saying it would be "detrimental to the public interest."
11:22 a.m.
Colombians criticize Powell comments on special status
A local association of Colombians planned to protest today against Secretary of State Colin Powell's recent opposition to granting a special immigration status to thousands from that South American country who are fleeing its violence.
11:21 a.m.
Debate-athon: GOP Senate still talking
WASHINGTON -- They are still talking.
11:20 a.m.
Stiffer penalties sought in pedestrian cases
An activist group that promotes safety on the roads says it will seek a change in Nevada law in the 2005 Legislature to stiffen penalties for motorists who, because of inattentive driving, seriously injure or ...
11:20 a.m.
Las Vegas receives an additional $10.5 million for homeland security
The Department of Homeland Security has allocated an additional $10.5 million to enhance overall security in Las Vegas.
11:18 a.m.
Authorities aim to ban LV pedicab operations
Bill Jones makes an adjustment to his pedicab and pedals onto the Las Vegas Strip where he is swallowed by a sea of evening traffic.
11:18 a.m.
High court weighs suit over alleged utility overbillings
CARSON CITY -- Nevada Power Co., accused of overbilling more than 500 customers in Clark County for 20-30 years, says this dispute should be decided by the state Public Service Commission that regulates the rates ...
11:18 a.m.
Land sales money will go to Tahoe
The language by Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and John Ensign, R-Nev., amends the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 so that money gained from land auctions can be used for restoration efforts at ...
11:18 a.m.
Nevada Power plan for growth advances
The plan also authorizes the pursuit of new long-term power contracts to serve customer demand between 2004-2006 and directs the utility to negotiate a deal with the Southern Nevada Water Authority for Nevada Power to ...
11:18 a.m.
Rate hike approved
The commission -- with a 3-0 vote -- granted the increase requested by the company in an annual "purchased gas adjustment" case submitted last summer. The increase allows the company to recover the cost of ...
11:18 a.m.
Nevada students improve on tests
Nevada's fourth and eighth graders made strong gains in mathematics proficiency on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress, also known as the nation's report card, which was released this morning.
11:16 a.m.
Adults' role in teen crash is probed
Henderson Police are investigating whether adults allowed alcohol to be consumed at a house party hours before three teenagers died and two were badly injured in a car wreck.
11:14 a.m.
Nevada Power's parent reports better results
Dramatically lower purchased power costs and higher demand for power to run air conditioning units during the summer months drove profits at Sierra Pacific Resources up 9.4 percent in the third quarter.
11:12 a.m.
Las Vegas office park to expand after sale
An ownership change at the Hughes Center office park in midtown Las Vegas will likely result in more first-class office construction at the park and brings back to Las Vegas a company already known in ...
11:12 a.m.
LVCVA reports tourism up 3.5 percent in September
The LVCVA said convention attendance was up 6.3 percent to 271,213 people and the total room occupancy level was up 2.8 points to 82.9 percent. The average daily room rate was up 6.1 percent for ...
11:07 a.m.
Fitzgeralds' loss widens on occupancy weakness
The Indiana-based parent company of the Fitzgeralds hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday announced plans to restructure the property so it can have greater financial flexibility to pursue upgrades and other capital spending projects.
11:03 a.m.
Binion's hit with labor complaint
The Las Vegas office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint against Binion's Horseshoe hotel-casino on behalf of a former employee who was terminated -- allegedly because he had distributed information about ...
11:02 a.m.
Juvenile judge to take case to Supreme Court
Family Court Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel has taken her battle to extend her term as juvenile judge to the state Supreme Court, and she doesn't plan to leave her post without a fight.
11:02 a.m.
Murder suspect is back in jail
Moments after Garren was captured at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Terrible's Casino on Paradise Road, he turned to police and said, "Hey, they just let me go," Lt. Jim Moses of Metro's Criminal Apprehension ...
11:01 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 13, 2003
In response to a USA Today report that the school had inquired about full membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference, athletic director Kevin White said today the university would "continue to monitor the landscape."
10:54 a.m.
Furio selected for local all-star game
Furio, a 6-3, 295-pound native of San Pedro, Calif., will suit up for the West team on Jan. 17, 2004, at Sam Boyd Stadium. A four-year letterman, Furio was among more than 100 college seniors ...
10:52 a.m.
Health concerns won't halt bouts
One boxer has a plate in his head that he failed to disclose until confronted on the issue, while another underwent an MRI that indicated an abnormality was present.
10:33 a.m.
Lobos capture LV title
Anthem Country Club is beginning to rival Albuquerque as home for the New Mexico women's golf team.
10:31 a.m.
Galena should provide big test for downstate powers
Coach Bob Kelly's Durango Trailblazers have lost just one match this year, but if you ask him, the toughest challenge for his team is still ahead.
10:29 a.m.
Gaughan's approach: Been there, done that
Brendan Gaughan isn't letting the pressure of a tight, four-way battle for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship get to him.
10:27 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Let's not push Robinson out the door
Any inquiries into the "future of the program," which is the politically correct way to address whether a college football coach will be pressured into resigning, are a minimum of three weeks away at UNLV.
10:23 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Pedregon, Force opt to part ways
It's official: Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Funny car champion, is parting ways with John Force Racing.
10:20 a.m.
6 CCSN players sign Div. I letters
Jeff Jacobsen became the sixth Community College of Southern Nevada baseball player to sign with a major Division I program Wednesday, the first day of the early-signing period.
10:17 a.m.
Foothill, Las Vegas square off in battle of 4A heavyweights
He likes what he sees from his team this week, so naturally, Foothill coach Ray Fenton wants his Falcons to come out sluggish and unmotivated in today's practice.
10:16 a.m.
Catching up with ...
Catching up with ...
10:15 a.m.
First significant rain in two months leads to accidents
Rain poured down in the Las Vegas Valley and snow piled up on Mount Charleston as the first hint of winter blasted through Southern Nevada on Wednesday.
10:15 a.m.
Schwikert headed to UCLA
Gymnastics world champion Tasha Schwikert was one of a number of area high school athletes to sign national letters of intent on Wednesday.
10:13 a.m.
Veterans hospital has narrow miss
WASHINGTON -- Efforts to change the federal program to re-evaluate the veterans health care system threatened the planned new veterans hospital and nursing home in Las Vegas for about an hour Wednesday, but no change ...
10:13 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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10:12 a.m.
News briefs for Nov. 13, 2003
Residents, environmentalists and union members opposed to the proposed Red Rock Station were expected to activate a website today: www.saveredrock.org.
10:12 a.m.
Homecoming week for Harrington
As a kid growing up in Oregon, Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington always had a Steve Largent poster hanging on his bedroom wall.
10:12 a.m.
Deposed juvenile judge takes case to Supreme Court
Family Court Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel has taken her battle to extend her term as juvenile judge to the state Supreme Court, and she doesn't plan to leave her post without a fight.
10:10 a.m.
Groups attack Patriot Act
A statewide campaign was being launched today to seek the repeal of parts of the federal Patriot Act.
10:07 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 13, 2003
Amey Alesna, 76, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local care center. She was born April 17, 1927, in Honolulu. A resident for three years, she was a retired school district food manager.
10:07 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Nevada Partners to close its doors
When it opened eight years ago, it was heralded not only for its benefits as a community center and job-training site, but as an outlet for boys and girls looking to learn about boxing or ...
10:05 a.m.
Convicted killer's lawyers ask judge to grant new trial
Attorneys defending the man sentenced to death in the killing of a 9-year-old North Las Vegas girl say their client deserves a new trial because of new evidence and alleged misconduct by prosecutors.
10:04 a.m.
Fight schedule
At the Fort Cheyenne Casino, North Las Vegas, Romaro Johnson vs. Glen Rayburn, 10, super middleweights.
10:03 a.m.
Plan would steer new growth to west
Overall the proposed comprehensive/master plan, which was reviewed without much criticism Wednesday night at City Hall, recommends the city plans for future growth remain as they are. Officials said the plan is very similar to ...
9:53 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- FORLAAN -- Draws outside post in six-horse field for route opener, Espinoza on Bonde trainee, going good right now. PARA USTED -- Draws inner box for two-turn claimer, Martinez aboard O'Neill trainee, ...
9:53 a.m.
DOE scientists still reviewing data on Yucca Mountain
Despite Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's confidence that the Energy Department, by December 2004, will submit a license application for building a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, scientists still hunting for information to prove the site ...
9:52 a.m.
Guinn defends use of tobacco money
On Wednesday morning, when the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids issued a report deriding Nevada and the rest of the nation for not spending enough of tobacco settlement money on tobacco prevention, the state task force ...
9:52 a.m.
Wal-Mart posts earnings increase
Wal-Mart posts earnings increase
9:52 a.m.
Guinn appoints 33 locals to state boards
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn Wednesday announced the appointment of Bonnie Bryan, wife of former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan, to the state Board of Dental Examiners.
9:37 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Nov. 13, 2003
ATLANTA -- A Georgia man held two of three winning tickets for a $70 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, good for a cash option prize of $26.6 million before taxes, lottery officials said.
9:36 a.m.
Education Board member seeks ethics guidance
CARSON CITY -- John Hawk, an elected member of the state Board of Education from Henderson, has asked the state Ethics Commission for guidance on voting on charter-school issues.
9:31 a.m.
Trade deficit at record high
The latest snapshot of the country's trade activity showed that the trade gap grew by 4.4 percent in September from August's $39.5 billion imbalance, the Commerce Department reported today. September's trade deficit was slightly larger ...
9:29 a.m.
Aviation history will be on display at Nellis show
Attractions ranging from a replica of the 1905 Wright Flyer to the Air Force's newest weapon, the FA-22 Raptor, will be on display this weekend at Nellis Air Force Base as part of one of ...
9:28 a.m.
Correction
Correction
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Superfund status for copper mine
The corporations which have benefited from all of the copper taken from that mine now need to step up to the plate and put some of that money back into cleaning up the resultant mess.
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Casinos are wasting water
Yet all these casinos can waste all the water they want. That's what money does for you, I guess.
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Medicare drug benefit needed
Millions of Medicare beneficiaries do not have prescription drug benefits and many go without necessary medications because they simply can't afford them. Now it's up to Congress to make sure prescription drug coverage becomes more ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Those who are corrupt should blame themselves
Individuals who were elected on their reputations and spoken promises have betrayed those words and have proven that they have no respect for the public. Those politicians who have pleaded guilty are a disgrace to ...
8:57 a.m.
Bill's environmental rules won't affect Nellis
The provision in the defense authorization bill exempting the Defense Department from complying with some aspects of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act probably won't have much of an effect on ...
8:56 a.m.
LV High grad keeps F-16 flying in Italy
A Las Vegas High School class of 2001 graduate is keeping an F-16 fighter ready to fly missions in Italy. Airman 1st Class Matthew Jackson, son of James Jackson of Las Vegas, is an F-16 ...
8:56 a.m.
Community briefs for Nov. 13, 2003
The foundation Through the Eyes of a Child will present a Tea and Fashion Show from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Rock Country Club, 2466 Grassy Springs Place.
8:56 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: A worthy performance
Many of us are old enough to remember warmly that Jimmy Stewart classic, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." For those who are staring blankly at this page, rent the movie or find it on cable ...
8:46 a.m.
Editorial: Unfathomable release
It is incomprehensible that someone like Garren, especially when you also consider his past record, could find his way out of jail. Garren, who goes by the nickname "Shotgun," was on parole after having served ...
8:38 a.m.
Editorial: Girl's death warrants a full report
Before the funeral services for Tabitha on Tuesday, her father, Michael Speas, talked to a Las Vegas Sun reporter. "I wonder if the hospital did let her out too soon," he said. "I don't know ...
8:38 a.m.
The best and worst blackjack games
Following are the worst blackjack games in Las Vegas:
8:28 a.m.
Matchbox Twenty doesn't disappoint packed house
The Orlando, Fla.-based quintet, fronted by the ever-strutting, chest-thumping Rob Thomas, cranked out no fewer than 20 songs to a well-behaved capacity audience at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
8:24 a.m.
Taking a hit: New blackjack odds further tilt advantage toward the house
Poker Palace in North Las Vegas offers a gimmicky single-deck game in which blackjacks pay even money, but the deck is dealt out all the way to the last card. With a paltry $50 maximum ...
8:23 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Tired of gambling on politicians
We can't. It's like the roll of dice. What comes up, comes up.
8:15 a.m.

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